BLS: Job Openings “Little Changed” at 7.1 Million in August

Notes: In August there were 7.051 million job openings, and, according to the August Employment report, there were 6,044 million unemployed. So, for the eighteenth consecutive month, there were more job openings than people unemployed. Also note that the number of job openings has exceeded the number of hires since January 2015 (almost 5 years).…

BLS: Job Openings “Little Changed” at 7.1 Million in August

Notes: In August there were 7.051 million job openings, and, according to the August Employment report, there were 6,044 million unemployed. So, for the eighteenth consecutive month, there were more job openings than people unemployed. Also note that the number of job openings has exceeded the number of hires since January 2015 (almost 5 years).
From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary
The number of job openings was little changed at 7.1 million on the last business day of August, the
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the month, hires edged down to 5.8 million and
separations were little changed at 5.6 million. Within separations, the quits rate was little changed at 2.3
percent, and the layoffs and discharges rate was unchanged at 1.
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